Stabilise And Support: Energy Security Can Grow African Economies Plaguing

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Aggreko recently signed a contract with Resolute at the Syama gold mining complex in southern Mali. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions and improve the overall site efficiency. Aggreko will be operating and maintaining a 40MW thermal plant and a 10MW battery storage system with 20MW of solar power planned for 2023.

This hybrid solution is set to reduce the mining complex’s power costs by 40% with an anticipated carbon emission reduction of 20% when the renewable power sources kick in.

Aggreko works closely with organisations to develop solutions that not only resolve energy security challenges but provide them with reliable resources in times of economic complexities. Using data, insights and innovative technologies, the company has worked with multiple organisations and industries to shore up their energy investments and provide them with vital stability.

According to the IEA, energy efficiency goes beyond just the macro economy. The micro economic benefits extend into savings due to reduced pressure on importing energy reserves or supplies; the cost is then knocked on to the customer (individual and company) which increases spending power and capacity; and savings that can translate into further improvements of existing infrastructure. To break the cycle that is currently plaguing the South African power utility, there is a need to address energy security across multiple layers which each plays a role in supporting the economy.

Agrekko, Tel: (011) 357-8900, www.aggreko.com